Sydney R. Kelndorfer, J.D.

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Sydney R. Kelndorfer, J.D., is a student-at-law completing her articles under Brian Beresh Q.C.; one of Canada’s most experienced and well-respected criminal Defence lawyers, at Beresh Law. She has already worked on, and assisted with, a range of extremely serious cases, including allegations of drug trafficking, firearms offences, and murder.

In her first year of law school, Sydney became a volunteer with Student Legal Services Criminal Project. She was then hired on as a full-time case worker where she worked throughout the remainder of law school. During her time with SLS she represented dozens of individuals charged with a wide range of criminal, traffic, and regulatory offences including assault, theft, impaired driving, and drug possession. She has won at trial and has successfully negotiated to have charges withdrawn prior to trial on many occasions. She already has two published written decisions from the Alberta Provincial Court.

On top of her work with Student Legal Services, Sydney provided part-time research for practicing criminal lawyers including Karen Molle, who has since been appointed as a Provincial Court Judge in the Calgary Criminal Division and Calgary Region.

In addition to her work experience, Sydney focused her legal studies on the criminal law. She completed numerous criminal law-related classes including Advanced Criminal Law, Advanced Evidence, Sentencing, Advanced Criminal Trial Advocacy, Wrongful Convictions, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, and Law and Policing. She also excelled in Prison Law, an administrative law course which focuses on habeas corpus applications made by individuals within the prison system.

Sydney was raised in Killam, Alberta, and has always made serving her community a priority. She is an avid hockey fan and player, among a variety of other sports. She has also coached the all-female group at East Central Hockey Development Camp for several years.

Sydney is dedicated to helping individuals navigate the criminal justice system. She can be contacted at 780-421-4766 or